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The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good

The Gifted Generation:  When Government Was Good

by David Goldfield,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 22, 2017

At the end of the 1950s, a substantial majority of Americans told pollsters they supported federal aid to public schools, Medicare, government enforcement of “fair treatment” in employment and housing for all citizens. More generally, 76 percent of respondents agreed that government intervention in domestic affairs was positive. A whopping 90 percent expressed confidence that “the government will do what is right.”

 

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